In what was expected to be a mostly YES vote, the Miami Beach commissions just voted 3-4 NO on bringing Ultra Music Festival to the city in 2020. For those not familiar with the area, Miami Beach is a separate city in Miami off the coast, much like Virginia Key.
Right now, publicly, at least, Ultra has only been courted by Homestead-Miami Speedway, approximately 30 miles southwest of Miami. The city of Homestead last night approved later hours until 2am and a 10 year possible contract to the Speedway in order to court the festival. Miami Beach would have been a great opportunity to keep the festival closer to the clubs and hotels that sustained it for so many years when it was at Bayfront Park.
The Miami Beach Commission did not offer up any alternatives for what it called a horrible spring break season.
The Miami City Commission (different than Miami Beach Commission) sought to make Ultra a discussion item during the meeting dated June 27th.
This is a developing story…
Photo via aLIVE Coverage for Ultra